Kinsale golf club Cork

Kinsale golf course Cork

Kinsale Golf Course

Kinsale Club Crest

Kinsale Golf Club comprises the old 9-hole course at Ringenane, which overlooks the sea and has panoramic views. It has a fully licensed clubhouse, which is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, "crac" and good food. Visitors are welcome all year round.

The new course at Farrangalway is an 18-hole newly constructed championship course, which is a real challenge to the serious golfer. It has a two-story imposing clubhouse, which opened in 1995. Both courses are kept in excellent condition all year round and are a pleasure to play.

Early Bird Monday to Friday:
€25
Green Fees Midweek: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €15
Yes
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Membership Available: Yes
Full Intermediate 23-30 Membership Fee: €524
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €900
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Members 931
Designer Jack Kennelly
Founded 1912
Address

Farrangalway,
Kinsale,
Co. Cork

Telephone 021-4774722
Email admin@kinsalegolf.ie
Website Kinsale golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Micheál Landers
Captain: Tim Smyth
Lady Captain: Helen O’Callaghan
President: Michael Landers
Vice-Captains':  & Mary O’Hare
Hon. Secretary: Tim Smyth & Ann Daly
Club Pro: Ger Broderick
Hon. Treasurer: Declan O’Flynn, Dermot O’Sullivan & Helena O’Sullivan
Comp. Secretary: Donal Bollard & Grainne Buckley
Kinsale Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.734177
Long:-8.540540
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Kinsale Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 15 May Sunday 16 May Closed
2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 16 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 4 June
Sunday 6 June Closed 3
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 20 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Friday 9 July
Sunday 11 July
Closed 3
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 10 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 11 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Friday 9 July Sunday 11 July Closed 3
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 10 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 11 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 2 August   Closed  
President's Prize Friday 6 August Sunday 8 August Closed 3
President's Prize Saturday 7 August
Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 8 August   Closed 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 17 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Tuesday 20 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 23 April
Sunday 25 April
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 30 April
Monday 3 May
Open 4
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Tuesday 4 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 6 May Friday 7 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 May Friday 14 May Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 May Friday 21 May Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 27 May Saturday 29 May
Open 3
Singles Stableford
Friday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 29 May
  Open 1
Ladies Open Day Tuesday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday  3 June Friday 4 June Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 4 June   Open 1
Michael Minihane Trophy
Monday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 June iFriday 11 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford

Thursday 17 June

Friday 18 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 24 June Friday 25 June Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 July  Friday 2 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 8 July Friday 9 July Open 2
Singles Stableford

Friday 9 July

  Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Tuesday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 July Friday 16 July Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 july Friday 23 Julyy Open 2
Singles Stableford Friday 23 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 29 July
Monday 2 August Open 5
Singles Stableford Friday 30 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 1 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Tuesday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 5 August Friday 6 August Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 6 August   Open 1
Scratch Cups Saturday 7 August Sunday 8 August Open 2
Scratch Cups Sunday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 August Friday 13 August Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 19 August Friday 20 August Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 26 August Friday 27 August Open 2
Singles Stableford
Friday 27 August
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Team Event Sunday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 2 September Saturday 4 September
Open 3
Singles Stableford
Friday 3 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 4 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,538 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 71 5,592 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,935 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 372 365 4 10 284 4 10
2 429 387 4 2 400 4 2
3 372 336 4 18 292 4 18
4 214 188 3 12 151 3 12
5 334 311 4 4 280 4 4
6 368 358 4 16 296 4 16
7 431 370 4 6 346 4 6
8 556 548 5 8 461 5 8
9 560 550 5 14
419 5 14
Out 3,636 3,413 37   2,929 37  
10 375 325 4 15 318 4 15
11 216 206 3 11 191 3 11
12 438 391 4 12 326 4 12
13 395 387 4 9 362 4 9
14 421 401 4 3
304 4 3
15 183 168 3 13 110 3 13
16 368 361 4 5 280 4 5
17 411 404 4 1 348 5 1
18 492 482 5 17 424 5 17
In 3,299 3,125 35   2,663 36  
Total 6,935 6,538 72   5,592 73  
SSS 73 71     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 68 Alister McKinlay Kevin Crowley (5) 04/09/2005

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Kinsale Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Nenagh Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches at County Tipperary Golf Club on Sunday 22th July 2018.

They were led out by Anthony Barry with James Walsh who lost out to Brian Freeman with Matthew O’Gara by 4 and 2, they were followed by Robert Walsh Jnr. with Keith Webb who had a 2-hole win over Morgan Conway with Denis Corrigan next up was Brian O’Neill with Barry Dwyer who beat Ray Hurley with Tom O’Gara by 5 and 4, in the penultimate match Paul Shanahan with Rhys Reynolds won their match on the 18th against Michael Scroope with Noel Gleeson the bottom match of Aidan Cremin with Ruairi Dwyer  against Michael Corrigan with Michael Ryan was recorded as a halve when called-in.

They made their way to Thurles Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Lisburn Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 5th October and recorded a 3½-matches to 1½-matches result against the men from Co. Down.

This time they were led out by Robert Walsh Jnr. with Keith Webb who had a 5 and 3 win over Chris Budd with Stephen Stewart, they were followed by Kevin Crowley with James Walsh who lost their match against Mark Jamison with Ben Kirkwood by 3 and 2, next un the tee was Brian O’Neill with Barry Dwyer who beat Trevor Murphy with Rodney Scott by 1-hole, in the penultimate match Paul Shanahan with Rhys Reynolds recorded a 3 and 2 win over Stuart McDonald with Richard Leatham and the bottom match of Aidan Cremin with Ruairi Dwyer was halved against Mark Stewart with Brian Houston when called-in.

They met Leinster Champions Hermitage Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Final and recorded a 3-matches to 2-matches win over the West Dublin team.

They were led out again by Robert Walsh Jnr. with Keith Webb who recorded a 2 and 1 loss against Sean Pardy with Hugh Chambers, they were followed by Eugene O’Callaghan with John Whyte who had a bad day against Niall Callanan with Shaun Blackburn when losing out by 6 and 4, next up was Brian O’Neill with Barry Dwyer who beat Sean Casey with Garry Beagan by 2-holes, the penultimate match went up the 19th before Paul Shanahan with Rhys Reynolds clinched the point against Richard Gladney with Louis Hemeryck and in the bottom match Aidan Cremin with Ruairi Dwyer had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Evan Lester with Fergus O’Herlihy and with it the long awaited green pennant.

Kinsale Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Castletroy Golf Club by 2-holes at Thurles Golf Club 19th August 2018.

They were led out by Gary Ward with Keith Fitzpatrick who beat Jason Tobin with Stephen Moloney by 3 holes the second match of Cathal Butler with Eric Rumley recorded a 1-hole lose against Andrew McCormack with Eamonn Haugh.

They returned to Thurles to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders and were drawn against Leinster Champions Dundalk Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on Thursday 4th October.

They were led out again by Gary Ward with Keith Fitzpatrick who lost their match against Aaron Grant with Connor Curran in the second match of Cathal Butler with Eric Rumley against Caolan Rafferty with Eoin Murphy recorded a similar score. Dundalk lost the Final the following day against a very young Athenry team.

The Ladies of Kinsale Golf Club won the Munster Final of the AA-Insurance ILGU inter-club Minor Cup in 2007 and made their way to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders they met Connaught Champions Galway Bay Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final and lost out by 3-matches to 2-matches.

They were led by Helen O'Callaghan who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Helena Winters, she was followed by Mary O'Hare who had a 3 and 2 win over Bridgie Hanley, next up was Yvonne Bane who lost her match by 3 and 2 against Deirdre Toohey, in the penultimate match Evelyn Lambe had a comfortable 5 and 3 win over Patricia Melville, the bottom match could not have been closer when Mary Maguire lost her match by 1-hole against Eilisa Molloy. 

Kinsale Golf Club won the West Cork Senior Shield in 1998, when the team was, R. McCarthy, F. McCarthy, G. Hayes, T. Daly, M. O'Leary, D. Hurley Snr. D. Hurley Jnr., G. Farrissey, B. Nestor, they were managed and selected by T. Crowley and T. O'Brien.

Kinsale Golf Club won the Munster Country Clubs Cup in1984, when the team was H. Madden, T. O'Leary, D. Moore, N. Flynn, B. Walsh, P. McCarthy, T. Tobin, M. Talbot, J. O'Sullivan, D. O'Connell and J. McCarthy.

Kinsale won the West Cork Shield Senior Trophy in 1971, when the team was, T. Blower, D. Moore, P. Tierney, W. P. Walsh, P. Lynch, D. J. Spillane, T. Walsh, J. O'Reilly, J. Nester, T. Tobin, N. Duggan, T. O'Connor and D. O'Leary.

They won the West Cork Junior Shield in 1991, when the team was, M. Creedon, O. Teehan, D. P. Griffin, T. Daly, T. F. Fitzgerald, M. J. O'Sullivan, R. Fitzgerald, D. O'Connell Jnr., B. Thomson, D. Tobin, F. McCarthy, P. Broderick and L. Kehoe, they were selected by T. O'Brien and T. O'Callaghan who also played.

Kinsale won the Juvenile West Cork Shield in 1988, when the team was, R. Walsh, G. Broderick, K. McCarthy and B. McCarthy, they were coached by P. McCarthy.

They won the West Cork Juvenile Shield in 1997, when the team was, Hilary Madden, Kevin Crowley, David Hickey, Daniel Hurley and Val McCann.

The Ladies of Kinsale Golf Club won the ILGU Intermediate League in 1999, when the team was, A. Daly, G. Harte, C. Taylor, E. Power, M. Cotter, M. Crowley, M, Griffin and E. Guiney, they were captained by P. Murphy and selected by B. Hickey.  

The Ladies of Kinsale Golf Club, won the West Cork Senior Shield in 1998, when the team was, M. Crowley, M. Griffin, A. Daly, E. Gordon, E. Guiney, I. Comerford-Jones, B. Hickey, P. Murphy and V. McCann. 

They won the McEvoy Shield in 1997, the Michael Minihan Shield in 1999, and the Ladies won the West Cork Shield in 1998 and 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

P. O’Sullivan* was selected as an Irish Senior International in 1960. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1961 to 1982 playing 28-times won 14-matches halved five and lost 9-matches accumulating 33-points;

Pat Murray represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1994 to 2009 playing 69-times won 29-matches halved eight and lost 32-matches accumulating 66-points;

K. McCarthy represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1989 to 1990 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;

History of Kinsale

Instituted 1879 affiliated 1912

The 2nd Battalion Kings Own Borderers, laid out an eight-hole course at Musketry Camp, about four miles from Kinsale, when the regiment was stationed there from April, 1883 to the Autumn of 1884.

The "Sportsman's Holiday Guide" 1897 records "The Kinsale Golf Club links are situated on the glacis of Charles Fort and command extensive views of the Atlantic, Kinsale Harbour and town, the Royal Naval Reserve Battery, etc. The course is one of nine-holes and is about one mile in circuit". There was no clubhouse and the Kinsale Arms Hotel looked after the needs of golfers.

The minute books of the present club only go back to 1932 and the club lists its foundation date as 1912 with a nine-hole course at Ringenane however, there is little doubt that golf was played at Kinsale as far back as 1883. Kinsale is now a twenty-seven-hole course.

What the Club tells us:

First established in 1912, at a location on the Bandon river, Kinsale Golf Club has survived a War of Independence and two world Wars, to remain as popular as ever with locals and visitors alike.

The club was moved to Charles Fort in 1922, with its first Clubhouse built in 1926. Difficulties with landowners saw another move in 1930 – this time permanently to Ringenane, overlooking the the Belgooly river. Dedicated club members even transported the clubhouse to its new location!

The Club has continued in Ringenane for the last 50 years. “Scarcely free of feet” was once how it was described, highlighting the necessity to spread the load to larger pastures.

Ambitions for an 18 hole course prevailed. Unable to acquire adjacent land, a land fund was established in 1983 with a farsighted ambition to purchase new grounds. In 1993 that opportunity presented itself and was seized. 122 acres of fertile agricultural land at Farrangalway was subsequently transformed to a beautiful 18 hole course in the gentle rolling meadows of Farrangalway in the Bandon river valley.

It is situated 5 kilometers from the Historic town of Kinsale and is just over 20 kilometers from Cork City. The course is in a rural setting and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It measures 6,935 yards and consists of two nine hole loops finishing at the Clubhouse.

The Club has played host to major tournaments including the All Ireland Finals of the Cups & Shields in its Centenary year 2012. The Club has a full range of practice facilities including , 6 bay driving range.

In 2018 the club won it’s first Munster pennant as they won the Jimmy Bruen Shield . This was then quickly followed by it’s second, as the club secured the Barton Shield. In early October 2019 the first national pennant was won, with the All Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield.

That year also saw the our International cap, with John Murphy played in the World Championships. John has earlier in the year won the prestigious St Andrews Link Trophy.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
T. O'Brien 1989 Ladies Captain
T. Fitzgerald 1989 Men's Captain
J. W. Ahern 1989 President
I. Comerford-Jones 1990 Ladies Captain
J. Crowley 1990 Men's Captain
D. M. O'Leary 1990 President
M. Crowley 1991 Ladies Captain
T. Daly 1991 Men's Captain
T. Fitzgerald 1991 President
M. Cotter 1992 Ladies Captain
H. Madden 1992 Men's Captain
M. O'Sullivan 1992 President
L. Hassett 1993 Ladies Captain
B. McCarthy 1993 Men's Captain
B. P. Nestor 1993 President
E. Kenny 1994 Ladies Captain
B. Seery 1994 Men's Captain
M. Talbot 1994 President
C. Nestor 1995 Ladies Captain
J. J. Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
T. Daly 1995 President
N. Quinn 1996 Ladies Captain
D. Cummins 1996 Men's Captain
J. Crowley 1996 President
K. O'Sullivan 1997 Ladies Captain
J. O'Mahony 1997 Men's Captain
D. P. Griffin 1997 President
B. Hickey 1998 Ladies Captain
K. Daly 1998 Men's Captain
B. Quinn 1998 President
Phil Murphy 1999 Ladies Captain
Ger Cullinane 1999 Men's Captain
John McNamara 1999 President
Clodagh Taylor 2000 Ladies Captain
Donal Hickey 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Boland 2000 President
Gillian Harte 2001 Ladies Captain
Joe Dumigan 2001 Men's Captain
Jim O'Riordan 2001 President
Val McCann 2002 Ladies Captain
Tom Crowley 2002 Men's Captain
Danny Cummins 2002 President
Linda Maguie 2003 Ladies Captain
George Cantwell 2003 Men's Captain
Barry McCarthy 2003 President
Anne Buckley 2004 Ladies Captain
Gerard Hayes 2004 Men's Captain
Robbie McCarthy 2004 President
Frances Power 2005 Ladies Captain
Ted Curtin 2005 Men's Captain
Kevin Murphy 2005 President
Mary T. Ahern 2006 Ladies Captain
Eamon Kelly 2006 Men's Captain
George Cantwell 2006 President
Maire O'Driscoll 2007 Ladies Captain
Declan F. Murphy 2007 Men's Captain
Tom Crowley 2007 President
Maureen Heaslip 2008 Ladies Captain
Denis O'Sullivan 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Crowley 2008 President
Betty O'Connor 2009 Ladies Captain
Vincent McDwyer 2009 Men's Captain
Gerard Hayes 2009 President
Evelyn Lambe 2010 Ladies Captain
John O'Connell 2010 Men's Captain
Christine Kirk 2010 President
Liz Creagh 2011 Ladies Captain
Paul Hickey 2011 Men's Captain
Eamon Kelly 2011 President
Jeanne Madden 2012 Ladies Captain
Barry McCarthy 2012 Men's Captain
Ted Curtin 2012 President
Trish Hollywood 2013 Ladies Captain
Tony Long 2013 Men's Captain
Ned Lambe
2013 President
Ann Daly 2014 Ladies Captain
Leslie H. Byrne 2014 Men's Captain
Frances Power 2014 President
Vera Webb 2015 Ladies Captain
Micheál Landers 2015 Men's Captain
Denis O'Sullivan
2015 President
Siobhán Long
2016 Ladies Captain
Declan O’Flynn
2016 Men's Captain
Declan Murphy
2016 President
Collett Kenny 2017 Ladies Captain
Chris Cronin 2017 Men's Captain
Declan Murphy 2017 President
Anna Ward 2018 Ladies Captain
Brian Doran 2018 Men's Captain
Vera Webb 2018 President
Jo Condon 2019 Ladies Captain
Tim Smyth 2019 Men's Captain
Michael Landers 2019 President
Helen O’Callaghan 2020 Ladies Captain
Tim Smyth 2020 Men's Captain
Michael Landers 2020 President
2021 Ladies Captain
2021 Men's Captain
2021 President
Jean O'Driscoll
2021 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Carol Deeney (12) 2021 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Niamh Mason (12) 2021 Lowest Ladies Handicap
John Murphy (-5.1) 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Cathal Butler (-1.8) 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Gary Ward (-1.8)
2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Eric Rumley (0.6) 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Mark Healy ((0.8) 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
D. Keating 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Kieran McCarthy 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Cathal Butler 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Kinsale

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Anne Leonard 16 May 1999 2nd   107 yd's
Paddy O'Neill 20 June 1999 15th   168 yd's
Derry Coleman 27 June 1999 2nd   123 yd's
John V. O'Donovan 18 July 1999 2nd   123 yd's
John Evens 1 September 1999 6th   163 yd's
Roely Martins 1 May 2000 6th   143 yd’s
Eileen guiey 19 August 2005 6th   143 yd’s
George Hayes 25 August 2005 2nd   123 yd’s
Brendan O Neill 1 April 2007 2nd   123 yd’s
Gerard Cullinane 30 September 2007 2nd   123 yd’s
Eugene O’Callaghan 6 May 2008 6th   163 yd’s
Brian Hughes 20 July 2008 2nd   118 yd’s
Mary Maguire 15 July 2009 11th Bandon 109 yd's